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New Study Examines Impact of Underemployment

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jun 18, 2018 10:37:02 AM

Topics: Workforce Development, Talent Management, Employee Motivation

Underemployment is commonly thought of as a short-term issue for recent college graduates who, after gaining some experience in a position they’re overqualified for, soon move on to careers befitting their qualifications. Unfortunately, underemployment can be a far more harmful, longer-lasting issue than is commonly recognized. 

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Investing in Frontline Employees: Paying Dividends Today and Tomorrow

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Oct 11, 2016 9:11:42 AM

Topics: Employee Training, Employee Motivation, career development

Frontline employees are an organization’s backbone. As a result, it’s essential that organizations ensure that its frontline employees have access to the level of education and training that they need to excel at their jobs. One happy result of organizations’ recognition of the increasing skills gap is that most now see the value of investing in these entry-level employees.

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From Chief Learning Officer: When Employees Own Their Careers, Everyone Wins

Posted by Debra Steele on Jun 17, 2016 3:19:01 PM

Topics: Employee Engagement, Transparency, Career Mapping, Talent Management, Employee Motivation, career development

Transparency is a big topic that touches on both a company’s external and internal brand. One key aspect of business transparency centers on the internal discussions between employer and employee, for both present and future employees. 

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Let's Get Fired Up

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on Apr 12, 2016 12:09:59 PM

Topics: Employee Motivation

We know we should go to exercise class or put some habit down, but in a given moment, we might not do what we should. A cluster of brain neurons, however, are the ones critical to motivate. What if you could hack into them?

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How To Keep Motivation High

Posted by Debra Steele on Mar 23, 2016 12:41:21 PM

Topics: Employee Motivation

It can be challenging to figure out how to motivate employees to seek additional learning and training. To create a fully competent, competitive workforce, managers must find ways to create an environment that encourages learning. The right incentives can eliminate obstacles and empower workers to attain new qualifications.

It is amazing what the right type of motivation can do.

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Using Incentives to Promote Learning and Education In Your Workplace

Posted by Debra Steele on Feb 17, 2016 12:13:03 PM

Topics: Employee Incentives, Talent Management, Employee Motivation

Executives have become painfully aware of the gap between employee skills and skills needed to achieve the company goals. To succeed in an economy that has become fiercely competitive, you need employees who can support the effort.

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What Separates Ordinary Managers and Great Motivators?

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on Feb 11, 2016 11:39:25 AM

Topics: Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Employee Motivation

Every workplace needs a fearless leader.

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Behaviors Are Contagious - How Leadership Affects People

Posted by Debra Steele on Jan 21, 2016 3:49:55 PM

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Transparency, Assessment, Employee Motivation

If you have a happy friend, your chance of being happy goes up 25 percent.

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Motivating the Workforce

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on Jan 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Workforce Development, Employee Engagement, Best Practices, Employee Incentives, Talent Management, Employee Motivation


Motivation is an inner ambition. A desire to achieve a certain goal. Motivated people take the initiative, work hard to reach their goals, and remain enthusiastic along the way. When employees possess these characteristics — that is, when they are motivated — they tend to be more productive and happier in their jobs.

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